Whyte, Lancelot Law (1896-1972)

The Lancelot Law Whyte collection consists of manuscripts, printed material, diaries and journals, correspondence, photographs, and audio material.

Manuscripts include an extensive collection of notes on various scientific topics written from 1953 to 1972, pertaining to such topics as physics, Point Form Theory, Reciprocal Waves, Unitary Theory and thermodynamics, atomism, electromagnetism, biology, and many others. Also included are Whyte’s published scientific papers from 1912 to 1970, and transcripts of radio talks from 1947 to 1954, among other materials.

Printed material includes a book review by Whyte for Philosophy in a New Key (1957) by Susanne K. Langer, and printed articles collected and annotated by Whyte from 1965 to 1971.

Diaries and journals include a physics diary from 1930 to 1937, and a 1957 journal titled "Three Weeks in the U.S.A.", among others.

Correspondence includes letters to scientists, economists, literary editors, and government officials, dating from 1936 to 1954, with notable correspondents including A.A. Adams, William M. Aitken, John Anderson, Richard Fry, Sir Harold Jeffreys, J. W. Lambert, Friedrich A. Paneth, Henry Tizard, and Sir Frank Whittle. Family correspondence includes letters from Whyte to his parents from 1912 to 1918. Also included are letters from Prime Minister William Gladstone to Alexander Whyte, Whyte's father, from 1883.

Photographs include prints of Whyte with his family, with his colleagues, an exhibition at Trinity College Cambridge, and childhood pictures of Whyte with friends and family.

Audio material includes a tape recording titled "The Morphic Process."

Notable Figures
1. Whyte, Lancelot Law, 1896-1972
Associated Subjects
1. Science Subject Guide
2. Literary Collections Subject Guide
3. Public Affairs Subject Guide
4. Philosophy Subject Guide
5. Authors, Scottish -- Diaries.
6. English literature -- Scottish authors
7. Physicists
8. Scottish literature – 20th century
9. Authors, Scottish.
10. Diaries